Makara Peak Plant Releasing - Wed 17th Nov

Postby damselfly on Tue 9/Nov/10 12:19pm

Hi guys,

I'm going to be releasing plants from this years growth around Varleys and Zac's tomorrow night. Last week we had only 3 people help out so if you're keen to do a small thing for Makara Peak, please stop by and give a hand. Weather is looking good, and I'll provide a luke warm drink and some biscuits for anyone who lends a hand.... even if it's 10 minutes. Details are:

Meet at either: Main Carpark @ 4:30pm or Summit @ 5pm
Alternatively: Stop by whilst riding down Zacs and Varleys
When: Wednesday 10th November 5pm to 7:30pm

Tools and gloves provided.

Would be great if we could hit more than 3 people this week! No pressure :sly:

Contact me at karlyager at hotmail dot com if any other details are needed.
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Re: Makara Peak Plant Releasing - Wed 10th Nov

Postby Simonk on Tue 9/Nov/10 9:42pm

Bikkies and drink - choice!

CU there :)
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Re: Makara Peak Plant Releasing - Wed 10th Nov

Postby jo on Tue 9/Nov/10 9:46pm

Did someone say free food? :paranoid:
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Re: Makara Peak Plant Releasing - Wed 10th Nov

Postby damselfly on Wed 10/Nov/10 2:23pm

bumpty bump
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Re: Makara Peak Plant Releasing - Wed 10th Nov

Postby jo on Wed 10/Nov/10 5:20pm

headed on up....
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Re: Makara Peak Plant Releasing - Wed 10th Nov

Postby Simonk on Wed 10/Nov/10 9:24pm

Damn - arrived to late for the bikkies. But found a few seedlings hidden in one of the gullies, so was still worthwhile.
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Re: Makara Peak Plant Releasing - Wed 10th Nov

Postby damselfly on Wed 10/Nov/10 9:33pm

Thanks to Jo and it seems Simon. Jo and I worked our way from the top of Varley's towards the summit liberating trees from grass, gorse and barberry while Simon went somewhere else. Jo also helped finish off the Macaroons to save me carrying them home.
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Re: Makara Peak Plant Releasing - Wed 10th Nov

Postby jo on Wed 10/Nov/10 9:46pm

:D I'm good like that.
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Re: Makara Peak Plant Releasing - Wed 10th Nov

Postby Simonk on Wed 10/Nov/10 9:54pm

I was robbed!!!!
I started at the bottom of Zac's and worked my way down (could see you'd been busy around Zac's). The lack of refined sugar soon became crippling, so 30 mins was enough. BTW, I took away a few plant shelters where they seemed to be stunting the seedling growth (seemed to be the case with many of the rata). Fingers crossed the rabbits stick to all the fresh spring grass available now.
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Re: Makara Peak Plant Releasing - Wed 10th Nov

Postby fatwombat on Thu 11/Nov/10 3:41am

I thought of you guys this evening: the Stickbug and I were doing our own plant releasing program at the bottom of Lower leaping Lizard. We cleared about 250m of track from where LLL meets Possum, to somewhere above the stream - nothing releases grass and barberry as fast as a whirling piece of nylon line!
:thumbsup: :p
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Re: Makara Peak Plant Releasing - Wed 10th Nov

Postby damselfly on Thu 11/Nov/10 6:43am

Simonk wrote:I was robbed!!!!
I started at the bottom of Zac's and worked my way down (could see you'd been busy around Zac's). The lack of refined sugar soon became crippling, so 30 mins was enough. BTW, I took away a few plant shelters where they seemed to be stunting the seedling growth (seemed to be the case with many of the rata). Fingers crossed the rabbits stick to all the fresh spring grass available now.


NOOOOOOOoooo! I even had Squiggles... I'll bring them to the next one which by the way for those not in the know is:

WEDNESDAY 17th NOVEMBER - ALONG UPPER LEAPING LIZARD AND NIKAU
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Re: Makara Peak Plant Releasing - Wed 10th Nov

Postby Simonk on Tue 16/Nov/10 8:36pm

A quick reminder to one and all, we have our final releasing party tomorrow evening (Wednesday, after 5pm). This one is for the seedlings we planted near the top Nikau. They are doing awesome (but so are the weeds). I'll be starting on the stuff 150m up from the bottom of Upper Leaping Lizard and then working downhill to about 300m down from the top of Nikau. Might even grab a Griffins Sampler pack for this one : )

If the weather is rubbish, we'll postpone, but the forecast is looking very nice:
http://www.metvuw.com/forecast/forecast1.php?type=rain&region=nz&tim=30

Cheerio
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Re: Makara Peak Plant Releasing - Wed 17th Nov

Postby damselfly on Wed 17/Nov/10 7:35am

bump
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Re: Makara Peak Plant Releasing - Wed 17th Nov

Postby Simonk on Wed 17/Nov/10 10:11pm

Thanks to Karl for turning up - I couldn't have eaten all the Sultana Pasties by myself. We dealt with the weeding fairly easily and had time to create some light wells for several rata, totara, kamahi and rimu saplings from previous years. Checked stoat traps and filled possum bait stations too!

Karl's thinking of running one more session - details to be posted shortly.
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Re: Makara Peak Plant Releasing - Wed 17th Nov

Postby Oli on Wed 17/Nov/10 10:53pm

Wow, just the two of you? Sorry I couldn't be there. :(
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